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Bishop-elect Thomas Dowd

 Bishop Thomas Dowd

Bishop Thomas Dowd was born in Montreal on Sept. 11, 1970, and ordained a priest on Dec. 7, 2001. Following his theological studies at the Grand Seminary of Montreal, he did pastoral work, from 2001 to2005, in the Montreal parishes of Holy Name of Jesus, Saint Thomas à Becket, Saint Veronica and Saint Luke. From 2005 to 2006, he served as chaplain at Lakeshore General Hospital. From 2006 to 2011, he was associate director of the Office for Pastoral Personnel. In September 2010, he was named director of formation for the Archdiocese of Montreal. On July 11, Pope Benedict XVI named Fr. Dowd as auxiliary bishop to assist our archbishop with the important task of proposing Jesus Christ in Montreal. His Episcopal ordination took place Sept. 10 at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

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